Carlos Basso Dos Fincas, 2007
This red wine from Mendoza is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Malbec. The Basso family moved to Argentina, from their homeland of Italy, and they have been producing wines there for more than 75 years. The Carlos Basso wines are from 100% estate fruit and these wines represent great values. This wine has a deep ruby color with dark cherry and blackberry on the nose. This is a medium bodied wine with wonderful rich flavors of dark berries and cherries with hints of coco and spice on the smooth and refined finish. The tannins, oak and acidity are well balanced and make this wine truly delicious, on its own, or with a hardy meal. We purchased this wine at Esquin, in Seattle, for under $10. This is another excellent value wine from Mendoza.